The Godfather

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Hollywood bids farewell to three greats united by mafia films and friendship
Tony Sirico, Ray Liotta and James Caan helped to define the modern mob movie

Robin McKie

10, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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James Caan obituary
Superb actor whose defining role of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather found echoes in his colourful personal life

Ronald Bergan

08, Jul, 2022 @12:45 PM

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The Godfather star James Caan dies aged 82
Actor who played Sonny Corleone in the groundbreaking 1972 epic engineered a comeback after his career went off the rails in the early 1980s

Andrew Pulver

07, Jul, 2022 @5:12 PM

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The Offer review – Godfather origin story drags on for longer than all three movies
This overly long, endlessly cliche-ridden drama about the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s classic mafia film lacks any point. Just watch the trilogy instead

Lucy Mangan

22, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Why the Godfather making-of series The Offer has a nostalgia problem
While the veneration of man-made Hollywood myths continue, stories about women at the time remain frustratingly rare

Noah Gittell

09, May, 2022 @6:04 AM

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The Offer review – the making of The Godfather makes for hit-and-miss TV
The splashy inside Hollywood drama on the making of The Godfather is a patchy, overlong series that is best when it sticks to the script

Adrian Horton

27, Apr, 2022 @5:04 AM

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Dune to All the Old Knives: the seven best films to watch on TV this week
Denis Villeneuve turns Frank Herbert’s novel into a sumptuous space opera with Timothée Chalamet as the archetypal hero, while Thandiwe Newton and Chris Pine get tangled up in Janus Metz’s stylish spy thriller

Simon Wardell

08, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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This thing of ours: why does The Godfather still ring true 50 years on?
From Succession to the real-life drama of the Tory government, the influence of Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia film is everywhere

Danny Leigh

04, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Godfather review – a brutal sweep of magnificent storytelling
Francis Ford Coppola’s first film in the series is still an epic, full of hypnotic acting, which reinvented mafia criminals as players in a dynastic psychodrama

Peter Bradshaw

23, Feb, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The Godfather: how the Mafia blockbuster became a political handbook
First published in 1969, Mario Puzo’s novel is a page-turning fable of 20th-century America – and now it is a set text for politicians in Washington and Westminster

Jonathan Freedland

31, Oct, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Alex Cox's dream festival: Coppola, Fellini, Herzog and the 1972 gang
The director fills Liverpool’s picture houses with screenings of 25 great films from a golden age of cinema – from The Godfather to Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Alex Cox

09, Jul, 2020 @3:20 PM

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Robert Evans obituary
Producer who revived the fortunes of Paramount Pictures with hit films including Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown

Ryan Gilbey

28, Oct, 2019 @6:18 PM

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